Seattle continues efforts to kill jobs...

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    So what this tweet references is TMos Jumpstart Tax implemented last year. It is a payroll tax for positions over $150k/y for companies with over $7m in Seattle payroll.

    The money goes to building low income housing.

    https://council.seattle.gov/2020/07...e-essential-city-services-affordable-housing/

    For those not keeping notes this job killing tax is on top of:

    -Paid sick leave (start of thread)
    -Paid family sick leave
    -$15/h minimum wage
    -Mandatory 2 weeks paid vacation
    -Paid Maternity/Paternity/Parental/Adoption leave
    -Secure Scheduling (workers get two weeks notice of hours and paid for being on call)

    Which as this thread has documented has just absolutely devastated the Seattle job market.

    It is amazing there is still a city left honestly…
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    In a lot of ways Seattle is dying.

    By not building enough housing to keep up with demand and pushing all those NOT in high wage jobs out of the city.
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    If I were in Seattle and making good, but not great money, I would consider living in Bremerton. I figure a lot of the rents are going to be pegged to the military's housing allowance stipends. Taking the ferry to work would beat the shit out of fighting I-5/I-405 traffic.
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    If I were in Seattle (haven't been since the early 1980s, alas) I'd be on top of the Space Needle, shaking my fist at the heavens while screaming "You call this a storm?!?"
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    This is an obvious lie.

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    Surely Seattle's economic collapse will be coming any day now!
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    Holy fuck this thread IS 10 years old!
    Well, only six more to go and it'll be able to drive Seattle's job growth on its own!
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    Bremerton is a dump.
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    Yeah, so? I'm talking about being able to afford to live somewhere.
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    Saw this story and immediately thought of this thread..

    The video in the link should be seen by everyone. His employees were so thankful for their improved way of life that they all chipped in and bought this CEO his dream car. Major respect for this guy. :salute:
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    Shit, you want to live in a dump, you do you boo boo.
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    I've lived in worse places than Bremerton. I'd bet that $2,000 a month would get you a better place there than you could get in Seattle...Of course there's always Tacoma...
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    Ah, The Tacoma aroma. Actually, Tacoma is a lot nicer than it used to be, I'd rather live there than Bremerton.
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    So when can we expect them to get to the bottom Mr. @Paladin ? Your quote here has aged well and shown how completely fucked your mental facilities are.

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    I'm involved with this project to preserve affordable rental housing in Toronto:


    The Community Land Trust (CLT) model focuses on the acquisition of donated or purchased land within a defined geographical area of a city to serve the needs of community residents, with an emphasis on social justice. CLTs are non-profit organizations that work with and on behalf of community residents to identify uses for the land based upon participatory planning exercises and collaborative decision-making. Most often, the use of land is geared towards affordable housing provision as a commonly identified community need. Buildings on CLT land can be owned or rented by individuals and families. A central aspect of the role of CLT organizations in countering gentrification is the emphasis on the de-commodification of land through its removal from the speculative property market.

    The contemporary origins of the CLT lie in community organizing by African-American tenant farmers in the southern United States as part of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. In Canada, several CLTs, such as Colandco in Toronto and Communauté Milton Parc in Montreal, have been in existence since the 1980s. While land acquisition for affordable housing and other community uses remains a core part of CLT work, more recent CLTs in Canadian cities, such as the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust, Hogan’s Alley Society in Vancouver, and the Kensington Market Community Land Trust, reach beyond this to raise public awareness about the impacts of gentrification, affordable housing constraints, displacement and eviction.


    The simple fact is that individuals are competing with developer corporations for low density housing, eroding neighbourhoods and the small businesses that exist within them.
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    32h work week (anything over is overtime).

    3 weeks paid vacation.

    100% employer funded medical insurance.

    $28k in tuition and childcare.

    50% matching for 401k contributions.

    A Dick’s Deluxe is $3.10
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    I used to be taken to Dick's.

    But I preferred BurgerMaster.
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    https://www.king5.com/mobile/article/money/business/seattle-taco-time-dicks-drive-in-raising-worker-wages-20-dollars-an-hour-washington/281-f822e31c-1675-4f82-b975-e38ca60d9cdb

    I love how right underneath a story about how Taco Time NW is joining Dick’s in raising their minimum wage to $20/h is one about Costco taking over an abandoned Sam’s Club site. :wub:
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    Seattle keeps putting organized crime out of business by decriminalizing recreational drugs.

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